Jesus Is With You—Today and Tomorrow
For You have delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. Psalm 116:8
I believe the holidays are the loneliest time of the year. Everywhere, people are told they're supposed to be happy and they realize they're not. They see everybody else acting happy, and they feel so lonely.
Yes, believers can experience loneliness. Death, divorce, desertion—even travel can make you lonely. Success can make you lonely. You often hear “It's lonely at the top.” Old age makes you lonely. You can be lonely in a big crowd. You can be lonely in a mall. Loneliness is one of the chief maladies of our age, but Jesus promised, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
What I am saying, my dear friend, is that when I am discouraged, His presence sees me through. When I am lonely, His presence cheers me up. And when I am worried, His presence calms me down.
When you are tempted—and you will be tempted this coming year—His presence will help you out. Begin now to practice the presence of the Lord as you enter this new year.
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The times are growing dark, but they are gloriously dark because the light of Christ shines brighter in the darkest of times. Standing For Light & Truth is written to challenge Christians to stand for God's light and His truth. In this book, you will learn the causes of America's moral darkness and the destiny of those who turn away from the light. Pastor Adrian Rogers offers insights and guidance to help us know how to live with godly integrity and to shine His light in a world growing dim. "Praise God! It is growing gloriously dark. Before long our Morning Star will appear. Jesus Christ is on His way." -Adrian Rogers